- Testing: Regardless of what type of Diabetes you have you will need to test your blood sugar levels regularly. Many of these will be done by yourself using a home glucose testing meter.
- Eat Better: There is no specific DIABETIC diet but it’s important to center your diet on high-fibre, low fat fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Reduce animal products, refined carbohydrates and sweets. Low glycemic index (GI) foods may be helpful.
- Get Active. Make physical activity part of your daily routine. Aim for 30 mins of aerobic exercise 5 days a week and combine with resistance training (weights, yoga) twice a week. Physical activity lowers blood sugar and a combination helps control your levels more effectively.
- Get in touch with Diabetes Ireland for a full range of support leaflets and online learning.
Living well with Type 2 Diabetes
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